Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

3.8
941 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Doc Crow's showcases the culinary heritage of the South with a menu of traditional favorites and fresh seafood. The world-class beverage program focuses on America's native spirit, bourbon, and features excellent wines.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 941 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
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food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianaC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our hostess was amazing !! Service was good and food was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Calling restaurant to speak to someone is almost impossible. They never answer the phone. The outgoing message is from last Christmas and says they are closed.

My husband waited for his meal while the rest of our party was served. The served a ton of chips with each portion and the seasoning was too much.

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Jules
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

don't get me wrong - I had a good time here. the service was pretty slow, and the entree size was a lot smaller than I expected for the price. that said the food was pretty damn good. I just don't think I'll be going back due to the price :(
the vibe was also not what I expected for this place. it was super bright in the whole restaurant and we had to walk through the kitchen to get to our table. it was kinda weird.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time. Wait staff was very nice and speedy.

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tainscoe
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. The service was absolutely horrible and the food was just OK. We were so disappointed after reading other reviews with the experience we had. We will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Have been to Doc Cr

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DanielleA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food wasn’t that great! My husband can smoke meat so we were expecting something really good! This was dry and tough to chew! We got there at 6 and they were already out of shrimp so that made it a little more challenging for our kids to order.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent food, great service.

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Eater
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a well run, fun restaurant with great food. It's worth a visit. They should rethink the cave like seating between the front and back sections.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jake was great! The food was good and we love coming here when we visit Louisville.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Waitress was outstanding but the drinks ordered were missing alcohol and food was incorrect.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Extensive selection of bourbon. Food is ok, another urban BBQ joint. To be honest the service was so slow and inattentive it didn't matter. Ongoing confusion with bar staff as they kept bringing drinks meant for another table. I am surprised it has as many positive reviews as it does. Doc Crow's has some of the right pieces and parts but is horrible at execution. Meal duration was 90 minutes with no apps, just dinner and derby pie. Server did her very best to avoid interaction with the eight tables in the section we were in. If you're looking for a great experience, this is not it.

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vipIndydiner
Indiana
124 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our server was so hyper he was bouncing off the walls. We asked for unsweetened tea and received sweet tea twice. We jus had him take it off the bill and drank water. We wanted to take some cornbread home and he appeared with a foam box but the slot was torn we couldn’t fasten it and had to get another. We didn’t receive an itemized bill but since I couldn’t wait to get out of there I didn’t complain about the $75 bill with tip for 2 sandwiches 2 tacos and 2 manhattans.

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vipGlenJ
San Antonio
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not sure what all the hype is about. It’s a cool building and I like the style of the restaurant, but that’s about it. The food tasted baked, not BBQ’d, and lacked flavor. Sure, put their BBQ sauce on it and it’s good, but really didn’t impress me.

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DevanS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The cocktails were unimpressive. The whiskey list had everything you could ever want

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our service was very bad. We got the wrong food, the waiter was not attentive and it was so slow.

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vipKathrynG
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have heard multiple recommendations for Doc Crows. While above average and in some parts very good, I didn’t think it overall lived up the local hype. Here is what was great and I would recommend: the pimento cheese and homemade Doc chips appetizer. The pulled pork was excellent but the dinner platter loaded us up with more chips and two pieces of Texas toast. I should have asked for different sides and it probably would have made the entree more enjoyable. Atmosphere was OK. Crowd noise was loud but not too overpowering except for once screaming child - to be expected. Overall good to very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We experienced slow service and subpar food quality. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable, but in general the wait time was very slow and the food was not worth the wait. Do not recommend

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MikeB
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to have drinks and eat

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vipWendyR
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum

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Paul
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It seemed like their reputation was that they are one of Louisville's must-visit restaurants but I thought they were just ok. Food was good, but not great. Our server was not very good.

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vipJulieT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and bourbon menu extensive. Loved the atmosphere. Hot chicken and green beans were decadent. Best restaurant in Louisville!

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vipOlaM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was quite disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

New waiter so tried to be patient but it was overall terrible service. The meats in the sampler platter were all very dry. The ambiance was awful. Just not a comfortable atmosphere. Very overrated.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Seated after a 15 minute wait. Food was great but our server was not. Waited entirely too long for everything. Ended up leaving after appetizer

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Cherylsop
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our lunch - the brisket was fork tender and the house made chips are delicious! They have a great bar with an almost endless selection of beers, bourbons and drinks. Very attentive and accommodating staff.

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IshS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Looking forward to the menu expanding post-Covid

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Robin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Glad made reservations got right in. Sad I know with covid and hiring issues our waiter seemed on the constant run snd so many tables empty and lady in front of me had a 50 minute wait. Not restaurant fault it is the global situation getting people back to work. Food/ wings were good

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BrookeF
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location was pretty good. Parking lot was right across the street, I think it was $8 all day parking. Food was very flavorful and tender. Overall good place.

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zzzzz
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Average, menu was really small. Service was really slow for both food and drinks. I’ve been multiple times and usually love this place.

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vipHappy
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious barbecue and a sweet waiter.

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KeairaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience2

The service was lagging and food was very disappointing

AH
vipArthurH
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best drinks in Louisville and great casual food

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vipDebbieE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Happy with the service! We were concerned about several negative reviews regarding the service. We were pleasantly surprised by very friendly and attentive service.
Recommendations by our waiter (Nick) were great.

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vipAngelaL
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was delicious and our server was working himself to death but he just had too many tables to take care of. It took a long time to get anything we requested like extra sauce or napkins.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had reservations for Derby weekend. When we arrived the host staff seemed very unorganized and we waited for quite awhile to be greeted and seated. Overall the food was good but the staff didn’t seem friendly

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vipTammyP
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

BBQ sampler was just ok. The ribs were the best thing. Brisket was not good. Waitress was not professional. Did not know much about the menu.

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SusanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It wouldn’t be a visit to Louisville without going to Doc Crows
Can’t wait until the bourbon bar reopens
My husband had really fresh oysters, yes, in Kentucky! My mint julip was all crushed ice in a big cup but when I mentioned this to the waitress she brought me another drink. The lean brisket was awesome- so tender. A generous serving of Derby pie for dessert didn’t disappoint

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ShowWatcher
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was good but it could have been warmer. Kind of Luke warm. The server seemed to have an attitude and wasn’t very attentive.

FAQs

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 587-1626.

Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.